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The Details
Object
LDN 1622 Dark Nebula in Orion
Optics
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Custom Scientific 3nm Hydrogen-Alpha
Date
19 December 2004
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 10 x 1800 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop
Orientation
Field of View: 01°37’ x 01°05’ centered on RA 05h55m13s DEC +02 °02’41”. North angle 271.2 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
This seldom imaged object, Lynd's Dark Nebula 1622, lies just off the northern extension of Barnard's Loop in Orion. The small molecular cloud is an area of high star formation activity currently being studied to determine its relationship with nearby OB star associations. To me the prominent dark lane looks like a horror story character coming out of the mist, so I call it the "Boogie Man" Nebula.

 

 

 

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